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Re: Introduce yourself

... Hi Everyone, I am Edward Gonzales, from the Philipiines, am a parent with 3 children ages 12, 16 & 20. I am Christian with the Assemblies of God. I am
Feb 19, 2009

Michael Phelps - A Teachable Moment

Like many other people, I was amazed at the athletic ability of Michael Phelps this past summer. For a 23 year old to win 8 gold medals says something about
Feb 4, 2009

Alcohol and Drug Use and the Holidays

As various religious traditions gather to celebrate in their own ways, for many people this is a joyous time of year. However, for many, it is a time of
Dec 4, 2008

Teen Drug Use and school pressure

A recent study completed by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America reveals what many parents/guardians may overlook as a factor regarding substance abuse.
Nov 5, 2008

Re: Underage drinking

Bill   I have to admit that I am with the 18% who are for lowering the drinking age. I always believed that teenage problems are related to their transition
Amy Hamilton
Oct 21, 2008

Underage drinking

Recently efforts have been made by presidents of colleges and universities to begin a debate on how to address the problem of underage drinking. I think having
Oct 15, 2008

Responding to Amel

A good question at the end of Amel's message. How do we figure out what works when trying to connect with our teens. The best story I heard came from a parent
Oct 4, 2008

Re: Dealing with Stress

Easier said than done. I think that if teens could listen to their parents for advice, like you mentionned -a walk before or after dinner, or after school
Sep 29, 2008

Dealing with Stress

I am hoping parents and guardians find this topic interesting. For teens to become healthy adults, I emphasize two points regarding stress. Students need a
Sep 2, 2008

policies regarding medicine cabinet

Based on research, we now see there is a growing problem that many parents just don't even think about much. I would imagine there are some parents who keep an
Sep 2, 2008

policy on underage drinking

When I speak to parents about this issue, I encourage parents to set down realistic policies. If you ground your 14 old daughter for six months for smoking,
Sep 2, 2008

Introduce yourself

Hi everyone, I am Bill Lillis, the moderator of this group for the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. I am a certified prevention specialist, which means
Sep 2, 2008
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